Skelmanthorpe Academy

Skelmanthorpe Academy

Elm Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 9DZ

01484 863306




The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) at Skelmanthorpe Academy consists of Nursery and Reception.


Our vision is to enable children to be kind, curious, unique individuals. It is our aim to nurture children’s development through the Characteristics of Effective Learning.

• Personal, Social and Emotional Development
• Communication and Language
• Physical Development
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the World
• Expressive Arts and Design


We aim develop children’s active learning skills and independence. Each purposeful indoor and outdoor area of provision promotes speech, language, independence, happiness, security and self-discovery.

We recognise the importance of outdoor learning which is designed to have a positive impact on the children’s social and emotional well-being and development.

We ensure that the children’s learning environment is fun, happy, safe and caring and is an encouraging place to be and learn.


Our values support The Princess of Wales' campaign'Shaping Us' that aims to raise awareness of the critical importance of early childhood in shaping the adults we become. To visually learn more about brain development from birth to 5, watch Layla's story.

 Birth to 5 Matters leaflet.pdfDownload
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